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Augustan Rome is far from being a neglected subject in modern scholarship, nor has the building program of Augustus, of which his Forum was the last major and as it were crowning venture, failed to attract the attention of scholars. Whilst many modern works refer to Augustus' collection of statues as a Hall of Fame it seems that no serious attention has been paid to modern and present-day descendants and parallels. This book argues that Augustus' choice of the heroes of the Republic to be commemorated by statues and by appropriate accompanying inscriptions is the first example, indeed the prototype, of the above-mentioned widespread phenomenon, as it seems universal in Western civilisation and of considerable impact on our everyday surroundings. It discusses the aims and the impact of Augustus' gallery, but a word has to be said at the outset.

Keywords: Augustan Rome; Augustus; Forum Augustum; Hall of Fame



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